Raymond Ghelardi is the Managing Partner of Business Valuation Center’s U.S. operations and an executive of the parent holding company. Prior to BVC, he was a Director with GBQ Consulting, heading up its New York office. In prior positions, he was Managing Director, Eastern Region Valuation Services at Ceteris, and Managing Director of Trenwith Valuation, the valuation arm of BDO. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Ghelardi has a diverse background relating to financial reporting and transaction-based valuation requirements. He has conducted valuations of the securities and intangible assets of public and private corporations under ASC 805, 350 and ARC 409A and others. In his capacity at BDO, Mr. Ghelardi was also responsible for leading valuation teams performing financial reporting and tax related valuation projects. Mr. Ghelardi was also responsible for the review of the valuations prepared by other experts on behalf of the accounting practice clients. He was also one of three members of the National Leadership Committee for BDO’s Valuation practice.
Prior to joining BDO Valuation Advisors, Mr. Ghelardi was a Senior Vice President with Management Planning, Inc. in Princeton, NJ, where he was an integral part of the development and implementation of the firm’s corporate valuation practice. Mr. Ghelardi’s valuation and financial advisory experience also includes CBIZ Valuation Group, Inc., where he was a Managing Director and, prior to its acquisition by CBIZ, he was Chairman of Valuation Counselors Group. During his tenure as Chairman, the company rebuilt itself into a national leader as Mr. Ghelardi managed and directed all aspects of the firm’s business including business development, marketing and sales, organizational design, daily operations, professional development, and strategic planning. Mr. Ghelardi conducted detailed financial analysis of industries in many sectors for various purposes including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financial reporting, and tax planning. In 1997 he directed the negotiation and sale of the firm to CBIZ, a publicly traded company.